TechTarget News - Week of Jan 05, 2020

LogicMonitor planning to invest in partners

It's been almost a full twelve months since the AIOps player launched its channel programme and it is looking to build on that over the course of 2020

Why enterprises should care about DevOps

Besides supporting cloud-native software development, DevOps’ biggest gains lie in legacy systems, says Puppet’s field CTO

Highways England uses robot to speed up roadworks

A machine equipped with precise positioning technology carried out, in a few hours, road marking work that usually takes a week

Xerox secures $24bn funding to acquire HP Inc

Xerox believes it now has what it takes to push the deal through, but one of its main investors has been accused of insider dealing

Cyber gangsters demand payment from Travelex after ‘Sodinokibi’ attack

Cyber criminals are demanding payment to decrypt Travelex’s computer files after a devastating malware attack. New questions have been raised about the security of Travelex’s computer network after it emerged the company waited eight months to patch vulnerable VPN servers

Pressure grows on HR to improve talent retention, hiring

Training is a high priority for technical talent, but training budgets rise and fall with the labor market, according to data from the Society for Information Management.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Just a few executive changes to concentrate on the first full week back to work of 2020

5 cybersecurity vendors to watch in 2020

A number of cybersecurity startups earned tens of millions of dollars in venture capital investments last year. Here are five such vendors poised to emerge and grow in 2020.

Citrix ADC vulnerability discovered, temporary fix released

A security firm said a Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway vulnerability could affect more than 80,000 companies. Immediate action was recommended, but the holidays might have complicated things.

U.S. restricts exports of geospatial AI software

The Trump administration's move to limit export of AI-based geospatial imaging software extends U.S. restrictions on technology that foreign countries could use to develop weapons systems.

2019: a whirlwind year for AI in APAC

Asia-Pacific is proving to be a magnet for entrepreneurial activity from AI firms, though the escalating US-China trade tensions have put one firm in a tough situation

Trust a challenge for security resellers

ESET has quizzed CIOs and found that many are struggling to trust those that supply them security tools and services

Etisalat unveils MENA’s first OpenRAN network and launches UCC suite

Leading MENA telco makes key move in transforming its network to software-based solution hub and introduces a collaboration suite to aid small businesses in the region with digital transformation journey

Bus open data portal to go live in January 2020

The service will start by publishing route and timetable data and will evolve to provide fare and real-time location data in 2021

Facebook to ban deepfake videos

New policy closes some loopholes around misinformation, but seems to leave others wide open

China Broadcasting Network begins 5G services

China’s national radio and TV network operator becomes fourth company to offer 5G services in the country, serving the cities of Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen

Pulse Secure VPN vulnerability targeted with ransomware

Threat actors appear to be exploiting vulnerable Pulse Secure VPN servers to hit enterprises with ransomware attacks, even though a patch has been available since April 2019.

Cloud adoption in ANZ gathering pace

Australia and New Zealand have seen a four-fold increase in the amount of data moving from on-premise environments to the top public clouds, survey finds

CES sets an agenda around AI and 5G

The organisers of the first major show of the year have predicted some of the technologies that will dominate the decade

Half of UK citizens want tighter data regulations

Over 50% of UK citizens believe the gathering and use of personal data should be subject to more stringent government oversight, according to Fujitsu

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SVP shares 2020 growth strategy

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure isn't just about IaaS, but all levels of the cloud. That's the message Oracle SVP Steve Daheb gave in this Q&A, along with the IT giant's 2020 plans.

Risk & Assurance Group joins i3forum to combat telecoms fraud

Telecoms risk information and advice service signs up as latest partner member in not-for-profit industry body that brings together the international carrier ecosystem to enable and accelerate transformation

Sadiq Khan calls for evolution of London Datastore

As the initiative reaches its 10th anniversary, City Hall wants data to be a key tool in tackling the capital's challenges and outlines future opportunities

Extreme Networks simplifies retail cloud networks

New turnkey network solutions give retail chains and franchises ability to automate set-up and management of network connectivity with large scale

Lenovo launches latest video phone for Microsoft Teams

Lenovo has released a tabletop video calling device for Microsoft Teams designed for home offices, personal desks and the smallest meeting rooms.

CES 2020: IBM grows Q network collaborators

ExxonMobil hopes quantum computing will enable it to model processes at the atomic scale – something that cannot be achieved today

KCOM makes £100m full-fibre investment

Operator for UK’s first full-fibre city looks to spread full-fibre reach to surrounding areas with network that is said to have produced estimated cumulative economic impact of more than £469m

Desmond returns as Exclusive strengthens executive team

After a year away from his role at Exclusive Networks, Barrie Desmond has returned to the distributor alongside three other hires to add muscle to the channel player’s executive team.

New GDPR service aims to ease compliance challenges

Security consultants claim their software platform will address a pressing need for an effective and efficient means of complying with data protection rules

Former SAP Concur exec Christal Bemont named Talend CEO

Talend named Christal Bemont its new CEO on Thursday after Mike Tuchen stepped down after six years in the role. Bemont comes to Talend following 15 years at SAP Concur.

5G roll-out no guarantee of smartphone upgrade bonanza

5G’s network success more or less guaranteed, but same can’t be said for 5G smartphones in short term as study finds only 30-40% of those in major markets such as the US, Europe and Australia likely to result in upgrade, while over 50% likely to do so in China

GraphQL vs. REST choice steers microservices development

GraphQL vs. REST: That is the question as teams tackle microservices architecture design, and at Pantheon, the choice came with both business boons and technical debt.

Major storage vendors map out 2020 plans

Enhanced data management across clouds is a common theme for storage vendors heading into 2020. Vendors also plan to boost AI and predictive analytics to storage hardware.

IT services acquisitions get early 2020 start

Perficient, Quisitive and Ahead hit the acquisition trail early in 2020, purchasing vertical expertise, software development skills, tech platform experience and geographic reach.

Customer experience world catches up on CCPA regulations

GDPR compliance has put many marketing, sales, e-commerce and customer service teams somewhat in line with the California Consumer Privacy Act. There are some differences, however.

Zuckerberg expecting AR to make it big

The boss of Facebook has outlined some of the changes he sees coming in the 2020s and has put AR up there as the platform for the future

HP Inc: The price is wrong

Although Xerox sees major synergies between the pair and the ability to cross-sell, HP Inc has turned down Xerox’s latest offer to buy the company

Healthcare CIOs put on alert for potential Iran cyberattacks

The recent developments between the United States and Iran should put healthcare CIOs on notice. U.S. critical infrastructure including healthcare could be in the crosshairs of Iran cyberattackers.

Quantum computing strides continue with IBM, Q Network growth

IBM literally doubled down on its commitment to quantum computing with the addition of 60 more high-profile IBM Q Network members and news that it has doubled its Quantum Volume metric to 32.

National Lottery hacker jailed for nine months

Small-time cyber criminal jailed for his role in a cyber attack on lottery operator Camelot that netted him just £5

Forbes' Google Cloud migration rooted in trust, cost savings

Forbes has moved its publishing operations to Google Cloud for continued growth, better audience engagement and streamlined operations. Forbes Chief Digital Officer Salah Zalatimo explains why.

5G connectivity won't be enterprise-ready in 2020

Despite hype and new device announcements, experts expect 5G will take time to catch on in the enterprise. The tech has potential, but not all the necessary factors are in place.

Power BI platform remains a vibrant, respected suite

With the ability to update on a nearly constant basis, Microsoft's Power BI remains a strong analytics product despite not necessarily being at the forefront of innovation.

Better HR security could help thwart Iranian cyberattack

HR departments have a broad role to help protect their firms from Iranian cyberattacks. The security efforts include helping with continuous training and rethinking how to protect employee records.

Dell Technologies partners tap into cross-selling strategy

Dell Technologies said its channel partners are realizing the benefits of cross-selling from its portfolio of products and strategically aligned businesses; other news from the week.

Appian buys robotic process automation tools platform

With its acquisition of Novayre Solutions SL, Appian brings robotic process automation (RPA) to its customer base of enterprise low-code app developers.

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